$20K and up

Showing all 8 results

  • German c. 1770

    This cello lacks documentation as far as authenticity, but luthiers note distinctive characteristics that suggest it may be a Klotz cello, perhaps Sebastian since it appears to be c. 1770 or perhaps 1800.   It does not nicely fit in a size category.  The back length of 740 mm and string length of 690 mm would tend to suggest a 4/4.   Upper bouts of 330 mm are in line with many 7/8  models.  The lower bouts at 405 mm, coupled with depth of 108-110 mm align more with 3/4 cellos than even 7/8.   Lastly, the rib to C-peg distance of 305 mm is more often found in 7/8 but has been measured on an occasional 4/4.  So it isn’t what you call it; it’s the totality of how it sounds and feels when you play this beautiful and unique cello.

  • J.T.L. Paris

    French cello from the workshop of Jerome Thibouville-Lamy, labeled J.T.L. Geronimo Barnabetti / Paris, believed to have been made ~ 1920-1945.   In excellent condition, it has Pegheds installed, with a stubby for those used to a Posture Peg.  “This cello has it all.”
    Back length     765 mm
    Upper bouts    340 mm
    Lower bouts    445 mm
    String length   695 mm

  • Jan Bobak

    Cello made by Jan Bobak, Chicago 1992 is now available for trial here!
    Back length 745 mm
    Upper bouts  355 mm
    Lower bouts  445 mm
    String length  700 mm

  • Paul Mangenot

    Turn-of-the-century French cello made by Paul Mangenot, lutier a Mirecourt, No. 173  is in fine condition and available here for trial.  Contact us for more details or to arrange a visit.
    Back length  775 mm
    Upper bouts  360 mm
    Lower bouts  460 mm
    String length  690 mm

  • Edward Campbell

    Hand-made cello, 1977, by Edward Campbell of Chimney’s Violin Shop in PA.  It had one owner, Richard Maag, and the cello sat after he passed.  Some restorative work has been performed at Horvat Fine Violins here, with care taken to keep its Chimney’s Bridge as a tribute to the maker.  It has geared Boxwood pegs, a Horvat tailpiece, and it is going to find its voice again.  Mr. Campbell was a master luthier and winner of many VSA awards.
    Back length 760 mm
    Upper bouts 350 mm
    Lower bouts 450 mm
    String length 700 mm

  • Damir Horvat

    Handmade cello by Damir Horvat based on Vuillaume features a top of plank-cut Port Oxford Cedar.  The two-piece back and ribs are of big leaf maple, and it is finished with an antiqued oil varnish.    Setup includes Pegheds, French bridge, custom tailpiece from African burlwood, and a NHM fitting for 8mm endpin which allows you to choose from carbon fiber to tuned alloys.   Note the string length if you are a player hoping for a more comfortable left hand.
    Back length  760 mm
    Upper bouts 360mm
    Center bouts 350 mm
    Lower bouts 455 mm
    String length 690 mm

  • Damir Horvat

    This reduced Montagnana pattern is handmade by Damir Horvat.  The two-piece top is of  fine-grained Sitka spruce.  The ribs and  two-piece back are of american big-leaf maple.  It is heavily antiqued with a red-brown oil varnish.   Setup includes Pegheds, a custom tailpiece, NHM fitting for a number of 10mm endpin options.
    Back length  757 mm
    Upper bouts  345 mm
    Lower bouts  437 mm
    String length  697 mm

  • Marten Cornelissen

    Hand-made cello by Marten Cornelissen, Op. 133 (1972) in Northampton, MA.  This cello has had one owner and is in excellent condition.
    Back length  750 mm
    Upper bouts  345 mm
    Lower bouts  445 mm
    String length  695 mm